Gollendorf Kitesurfer in Germany lifting her Kite at the beach at golden light daytime

Gollendorf Kitesurf Spot in Fehmarn

Europe Kiteboard Spot in Germany

Fehmarn on the Baltic sea in Northern Germany is well known for kitesurfing, hosting the world cup each year and being the spiritual home of Core kites. The Kite Spot at Gollendorf offers a large lagoon with shallow water, perfect for anyone looking for flat water to practice, from total beginners up to professional kitesurfers. Being in Northern Europe it’s not a kite spot which is always windy, but since it works in multiple wind directions you can generally grab a session here if there is wind in the forecast. The summer can be nice and warm on Fehmarn but the winters are bitterly cold, so even though the wind statistics are better in the winter it’s only the hardiest kitesurfers that will want to venture out at that time of year!

Watch out for the large rocks on the edge of the water, particularly when entering and exiting the water for kitesurfing. Beginners might be more comfortable launching their kites while already standing in the water.

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Gollendorf Kitesurfing wind conditions

Like any Northern European spot it’s difficult to define an actual ‘season’ for kitesurfing, as based purely on the wind you’d probably suggest the winter would be the best here but you’d be freezing your fingers off without the proper cold weather gear, so it’s not for everyone! Generally the best times for kitesurfing with a mix of wind and comfort are between April and October, when the air and water temperature are more reasonable for human survival. During this time the wind can be on and off, so best to consult a few wind forecasts, or just call the local kite schools and ask them what conditions look like. Luckily wind forecasts in Europe tend to be pretty good, so you can plan your trip based on them and go where the wind is. Ideal conditions are with the wind from the West, South or East. In Northerly wind you’ll probably want to head to the North side of Fehmarn.

  • body wear

    • long neo
    • short neo
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • hydrofoil
    • wakestyle
  • skill level

    • beginner
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • island
    • lagoon
    • ocean
  • starting area

    • grass
  • water condition

    • choppy
    • flat water
  • wind daytime

    • all day

Wind Stats for Gollendorf Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Gollendorf

Fehmarn is a popular tourist destination for Germans, with a real family friendly atmosphere making it a great summer weekend getaway. You’ll find plenty of activities from cycling to climbing to yoga, and there are a number of great places to eat and drink the evening away if that’s more your speed. Generally the island attracts active people and the vibe reflects that, so you’ll most likely find a good group to hang out with particularly if you are kitesurfing.

  • camper parking

    • Overnight
  • car parking

    • At the spot
  • emergency

    • A medical center
    • Kite repair
  • has toilet

    • Yes

How to get to Gollendorf and how to bring it about while you're there

The closest airport you’ll find is Hamburg Airport (HAM) which is 2hrs away from the kite spot. The public transportation is reliable and frequent, but most likely you’ll want a rental car to reach the various spots on Fehmarn. It’s also a popular spot for camping, with a number of campsites nearby, perfect if you are travelling with a camper van. Bear in mind in summer they can fill up fast so it’s worth calling and booking ahead to make sure you can get a spot.

  • accommodation

    • near the spot
  • public transport

    • Good
  • rental cars

    • Recommended


Watch out for the rocks when you enter the water. Make sure to use the boat ramp to enter the water, otherwise the rocks will hurt your foot. Ask locals to help by launching your kite, it might be a bit difficult. Your lines could tear up with the rocks.

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Wind Forecast for Gollendorf Kitesurfing


Absolutely, Gollendorf is renowned for its large lagoon and shallow waters, providing a perfect environment for kitesurfers of all levels, especially beginners. The flat water conditions allow newcomers to practice and hone their skills in a safe and controlled setting.